The new Tom Hardy TV series ‘Taboo’ on BBC One has got everyone talking. It’s dark and twisted storyline, all-star cast, and not to mention the stills of Tom Hardy wading through water nearly naked have set tongues wagging.

Tom Hardy TV series Taboo

So, are you already a fan? Or maybe you’re yet to tune in to the new show? Either way, here’s everything you need to know about the new Tom Hardy TV series…

When is Taboo on?

Taboo airs on BBC One at 9.15pm on Saturday evenings. Or, you can watch it on BBC iPlayer here.

Who is in it?

Tom Hardy, of course, playing James Delaney, a haunted man full of secrets who reappears in London after his father dies when he was presumed dead in Africa many years before. It also features famous actor Jonathan Pryce and rising star Oona Chaplin.

What can you expect?

The BBC describes the show as a story of “conspiracy, murder and betrayal.” Hardy described the show as ‘a bit of everything, from Jack the Ripper to Oliver Twist’. It also has supernatural elements, so despite being a period drama, it’s definitely fiction. The actor also revealed the show was conceived to be ‘anti-Downton’. So any sworn Grantham family fans – look away now!

Why (and when!) does Tom Hardy take his kit off?

It’s strictly clothes on for the first episode, but just wait for the later episodes! In an interview with Alan Carr, Hardy revealed “it’s not really a drama till someone gets their kit off”. However, there won’t be too much naughtiness as the BBC restrictions simply wouldn’t allow it!

Where was it filmed?

‘Taboo’ was filmed around London. Locations include Danson House in Bexley, Southwark; Trinity Church Square between Borough and Elephant & Castle, and Sans Walk in Islington.

It’s a family affair!

Tom Hardy created his character and executive produced the show alongside his father, Chips Hardy.

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